Scottdale Invasion! Press Trip in Arizona.

Scottdale Invasion! Press Trip in Arizona.

Saguro Lobby

By now, some of you may be wondering why there is a flood of Arizona photos hitting all of the Porteen Gear social media. Don’t worry! Team Porteen is still in the studio in Michigan making all of the orders! I was invited to take part in the Scottsdale, Arizona bloggers trip called the Scottdale Invasion. It is a great way to showcase an area that would be a great travel destination and also a great opportunity to field test Porteen gear.


You will be seeing the trip as it unfolds for the next 4 days and then I will be back in the studio. You can also see more detailed reviews of the resorts and restaurants on my Global Snapshots blog at

For this trip, I have taken a Compact Camera bag and turned it into a blogger bag with Ipad Mini, Iphone and a Fuji XT1 camera. Turns out it is the perfect size! I even fit a wallet, sunglasses and a light jacket on top. I will be reviewing the Fuji XT1 and the different used of the compact camera bag.

Page One Automotive even gave me a brand new Toyota Camry to drive so I can showcase that on my desert adventures!


Stay tuned….. Robyn Porteen

All photography copyright – Robyn Porteen

Disclaimer: This experience was provided free of charge for review purposes by Scottsdale CVP, but all opinions expressed are my own.



Porteen Gear Brand Ambassadors being Showcased on the New Website!

Porteen Gear Brand Ambassadors being Showcased on the New Website!

Porteen Gear New Site

The new portal to the World of Porteen Gear is ready to go! We still have some minor tweaking to do, but the new site will make the whole buying experience easier to navigate. There will be a Style Guide and Size Guide to help you pick the perfect size of bag. The Bag Builder is easy to get to and there will be galleries to see product in action.

We are most excited about our Ambassador section showcasing some of our talented customers! Enjoy your weekend everyone!


Finding the Perfect Bag!


Please pardon our remodeling of the online presence of Porteen Gear! Until our transition is complete, there are two places you can visit to get your Porteen Gear bag.


Here, you can be the designer by picking swatches of fabrics and leathers to design a bag that is unique to your personality. All six sizes are on the bag builder in the standard formats. You can go add your bag to The Cart right from here and pay with a credit card or Paypal.

(If you want any different customizations or add-ons, you will need to contact us so we can make a custom listing for you in our Etsy store.)

To start building your own custom bag, visit: The Porteen Gear Bag Builder.

Porteen Gear Bag Builder

2. ETSY STORE: Custom Bag Orders and In Stock Items:

We are still on Etsy and this is the best place to contact us for custom orders for different styles of bags, (Tuscany, Verona, alterations to the flaps). You can also find bags that are ready for immediate shipping and all of our camera straps and misc. items.

Visit the Porteen Gear Etsy Store to read the reviews, design and find inspiration for your custom bag!

Porteen Gear Etsy Shop

Stay tuned for more upcoming announcements as Porteen Gear will be adding a few new items just in time for the holidays!

The holidays are coming up and we will be selling Gift Certificates with swatch books, to give the Gift of Design again this year!





The Wedding Camera Bag in White Leather – Exclusive!

The Wedding Camera Bag in White Leather – Exclusive!

Wedding Camera Bag

It’s White Bag Season! Introducing the White Leather Camera bag, aka The Wedding Bag! This one gets plenty of attention in the studio by everyone that sees it, we’ve had to fight to keep it available for this photo shoot!


• White embossed leather with silver accents

• Silver YKK zipper

• Bluebird linen interior

• Oriental bird tapestry

• Light gray seatbelt webbing strap

• Back pocket to hold paperwork

• White Leather has a semi-gloss finish and is stain repellent, cleans with a dampcloth.

If you are a wedding photographer, get ready to outshine the bride with this one!

Outshine the Bride


Wedding Camera Bag

Bag Inside

We have enough leather to make approximately 12-15 of these, so get your orders in soon!

It can be made in all sizes by custom order. The one in the photo is available now for immediate shipping!

Visit our Etsy store or message us to create a custom order for a different size:

New Features for Spring 2015!

Porteen Gear Spring

To celebrate the warmer weather we know is coming (its snowing today!) We are happy to announce that we have added new features to all camera bags!

There is now extra height on the pockets under the flaps to accommodate taller phones like the Iphone 6.

Porteen gear Camera Bag

We have added outside back pockets to all messenger style camera bags. It’s a great place to stash maps, lens caps or easy to reach items. We have already been putting these on all orders since March 1st. So if you have an order in-house right now, don’t worry, it’s already being done.

Porteen Gear Pocket


We are excited to announce that our bag builder is getting an upgrade and we are almost ready to roll out the new website that will have customer galleries, style guides, easier to navigate information and everything will be in one place!

Do you get overwhelmed by the Bag Builder? Shop our new Pre-Order section and you will be able to customize the basics by changing the interior color or waxed canvas to suit your style. Pre-Orders are our top selling designs, so the hard part is already done!

We might even have a couple new designs up our sleeves for the smaller sizes of cameras that are popular on the market.

This blog will start back up again with camera reviews, new product announcements and travel tips!

Stay tuned!


NEW – The Bundok Camera Bag for our Adventurous Customers!

Chestnut Bundok

Introducing the New Bundok Bag!
(Bundok is a Filipino word for Mountain: Mountain Bag).

This model has all of the options for going out in the field! It comes in two versions, Black and Gray, and Earthy Chestnut! They can also be made to order by visiting the swatches and fabrics on the Bag Builder and contacting us with your preferences.


  • Leather Flap with YKK zipper – great for lens caps
  • Waxed Canvas Body with back pocket for maps, paperwork and easy to grab items
  • Dust Flaps to keep gear clean and safe
  • Antique Brass Hardware with accent rivets
  • Side strap to hold a light jacket with a D-ring for attaching things
  • Durable Seat Belt Webbing strap


Check out our Instagram feed to see detailed photos of all of the new features. These are available by custom order and come in all of the messenger bag sizes in the Porteen Gear Store.

Bundok Details

We will have some exciting news soon on the production of the Bundok, stay tuned here!

Bundok Inside

All of our standard features are still included!

  • Sturdy Rhino Twill interior
  • Water Repellent Waxed Canvas
  • Ipad Pocket Inside
  • Phone pocket under flap
  • Lightweight Design for all day wear
  • 100% positive reviews on all Porteen gear products carried by over 9000 photographers worldwide.

Bundok Gray